Man, aged 22, dies following stabbing

A murder investigation has been launched following a stabbing in Kentish Town.

Police were called at approximately 8:30pm on Monday, 1 April to reports of a stabbing in Grafton Road, junction with Vicar’s Road, NW5.

Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended and found a 22-year-old man with stab injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:01pm.

Formal identification awaits and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and are appealing for people with information or footage to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell, who is leading the investigation, said: “This fatal stabbing took place in a busy road when lots of people would have been passing through the area on foot and on the road.

“At this early stage in the investigation, we believe several male suspects ran out of Vicar’s Road and chased the victim down Grafton Road before fatally attacking him. They have then run back into Vicar’s Road and got into a car, which drove off in the direction of Weedington Road.

“Were you there? Did you see anything suspicious? Did you record footage before or after the attack or have you vehicle’s dash cam on? We need to hear from you to help build a clearer picture of what unfolded. Any information, no matter how insignificant you think it is, can help us to bring this young man’s killers to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Incident Room on 020 8721 4054 or police on 101 quoting CAD7273/1Apr. Alternatively, to remain anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 – they will not ask your name or trace your call.

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